Published on September 7th, 2009 | by lecraic3
Really like the idea of the BBC’s effort to get people singing. Heard about it last night on BBC Radio 3 during the interval to the Messiah.
Sing Hallelujah is a nationwide effort in the UK to encourage people to :
find their voices and discover the joy of singing. We want to get thousands of people singing Handel’s famous Hallelujah Chorus as part of a nationwide celebration of one of the most popular choral pieces in the world.
Gay Byrne organised a “Messiah For All” concert back in 1992 in the Point Theatre in aid of Goal and Concern. As far as I remember, anyone who was familiar with the piece was invited to come along and sing. Those singing were organised into voice sections, while the remaining space was for the general audience. Audience and singers alike were invited to join in on the the Hallelujah Chorus. It was a wonderful event.
Maybe some Sing Hallelujah type events have already been organised in Ireland. If you know of any, leave a comment. If one was organised close to where you live, would you come along? Have you ever sung the Hallelujah Chorus as part of a Messiah concert? If so, where and when – do tell.